Zoning, Affordability and Neighbourhood Character – The Centre for Independent Studies

Zoning, Affordability and Neighbourhood Character


Sydney and Melbourne have some of the most expensive housing in the world. Recent research attributes these high prices to zoning restrictions. Defenders of these restrictions say they are needed to preserve neighbourhood character.

Join us for an exclusive lunch to coincide with the launch of new CIS research on housing affordability in Sydney. This will be an in-person lunch presentation and discussion with Dr Peter Tulip, former RBA economist and now chief economist at CIS.


Peter Tulip is Chief Economist at the Centre for Independent Studies. He previously worked in the Research Department of the Reserve Bank of Australia and before that at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the OECD and Commonwealth Treasury. His recent research focuses on housing and monetary policy.


We look forward to seeing you at the Centre for Independent Studies! On the day you will be asked to check-in to comply with NSW Covid regulations. If you are feeling unwell or have symptoms on the day, we respectfully ask that you do not attend this event. In this event, you will receive a ticket refund (less any administrative/booking fees).


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